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The HDMI Cable You Use


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Poll: Tell us about the HDMI cable you use with your DTV HD-DVR Receiver (454 member(s) have cast votes)

Tell us about the HDMI cable you use with your DTV HD-DVR Receiver

  1. I use a low cost HDMI cable (237 votes [52.20%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 52.20%

  2. I use a moderate cost HDMI cable (32 votes [7.05%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.05%

  3. I use an expensive HDMI cable (7 votes [1.54%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.54%

  4. My HDMI cable provides high quality output as compared to others I have used or seen. (91 votes [20.04%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.04%

  5. My HDMI cable provides good/adequate output as compared to others I have used or seen. (22 votes [4.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.85%

  6. My HDMI cable provides so so output as compared to others I have used or seen. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. What brand HDMI cable do you use? (answer in comments) (32 votes [7.05%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.05%

  8. Do you recommend the HDMI cable you use or some other brand? (answer in comments) (33 votes [7.27%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.27%

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#61 OFFLINE   mluntz

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 11:21 AM

Yes, I was one of those fools that bought a $100 Monster cable a long time ago! Now, I just use what comes in the box, or amazon or monoprice.

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#62 OFFLINE   wilbur_the_goose

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 11:43 AM

I needed an HDMI right away once and bought a Sony HDMI cable from WalMart - works great.

#63 OFFLINE   phodg

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 12:15 PM

Monoprice. Or whatever's in the box if one is supplied.

#64 OFFLINE   cawgijoe

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 12:27 PM

I use Monoprice HDMI cables. They are well built and cheap and they work great!

#65 OFFLINE   CliffV

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 08:55 PM

I got my HDMI cables from firefold.com. They work great. A couple years back I cleaned up the clutter in my TV cabinet and got all new cables at just the right length. Firefold offers cables in several lengths.

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 09:15 PM

I use a few $59 & $79 Monster HDMI cables.

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 06:12 AM

I get mine from Amazon since I have Amazon Prime, no shipping costs. I see no difference in any of them on my twelve HRs.

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 07:27 AM

Monoprice. Inexpensive is the way to go. Stay FAR away from Monster.


There isn't much diference, so the cheaper the better

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 07:04 PM

I have a $250 Monster HDMI and then my monoprice.com HDMI cable W/ net jacket and I can not tell any difference in PQ. I got the monster when I bought my TV because i was uneducated about HDMI. I will not ever pay for a monster cable again. I ran a 50' HDMI to DVI in my friends theater and there is zero issues and outstanding PQ from his projector and that cable was 40 bucks! I think you may see the trend of this thread. Monoprice is a great cable for most everyone needs. Oh and yes all my stuff has monoprice.com cables now. :)

oh and they have a bunch of other cool stuff there too!

Edited by Alebob911, 02 June 2011 - 07:13 PM.


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 08:48 AM

I created my own MRV long before it was available by using short Monoprice HDMI cables from each of my DVRs to a Monoprice Switch, then to a Monoprice Splitter, and long Monoprice HDMI cables to each of the 3 HDTVs in the house. The longest cable is 55 feet which is made up of a Monoprice 30 foot connected to a Monoprice 25 foot cable. Never had any problem with signal quality on any TV and I can watch any recorded show from any DVR on any TV without having to pay for MRV.

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#71 OFFLINE   1953

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 12:24 PM

Support for brands, namely Monoprice, other than Monster has truly enlightened me. I remain curious about Monster's strategy when it comes to their HDMI competition. To this end I have send Monster support the following.

"I've been a loyal Monster customer for over 15 years. Whether it is power protection, composite, component, audio, amd HDMI I've got them all. Now that it is time to purchase a couple of new HDMI's my research, including surveying 187 other audio video enthusiast, has shocked me. I am sorry to say that by far Monster is not the HDMI of choice. Monoprice is the overwhelming choice.

It is because of my long term loyalty that I must ask why should I stay with Monster HDMI's?
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Note that I do realize asking Monster to respond to such a query is most probably sheer folly. Knowing Monster's marketing history if a reply is received it will be filled with 'whiz bang' jargon.

My only defense for spending so much on Monster HDMI's is that their quality of pre-HDMI's cables hooked me on the brand.:nono:

Edited by 1953, 03 June 2011 - 12:33 PM.


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 12:31 PM

Support for brands, namely Monoprice, other than Monster has truly enlightened me. As a retired Logistician I remain curious about Monster's strategy when it comes to their HDMI competition. To this end I have send Monster support the following.

"I've been a loyal Monster customer for over 15 years. Whether it is power protection, composite, component, audio, amd HDMI I've got them all. Now that it is time to purchase a couple of new HDMI's my research, including surveying 187 other audio video enthusiast, has shocked me. I am sorry to say that by far Monster is not the HDMI of choice. Monoprice is the overwhelming choice.

It is because of my long term loyalty that I must ask why should I stay with Monster HDMI's?
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Note that I do realize asking Monster to respond to such a query is most probably sheer folly. Knowing Monster's marketing history if a reply is received it will be filled with 'whiz bang' jargon.

My only defense for spending so much on Monster HDMI's is that their quality of pre-HDMI's cables hooked me on the brand.:nono:


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 12:44 PM

If you get a response, it likely would be some technical mumbo jumbo. In the past, theyve been known to have displays at Best Buy, "can you spot the Monster difference?" It was very obviously better, but what they didn't tell you was that the Monster side was HDMI, the non Monster side was RCA or svideo. Or if both displays were hdmi, the tv settings weren't the same.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 01:00 PM

If you get a response, it likely would be some technical mumbo jumbo. In the past, theyve been known to have displays at Best Buy, "can you spot the Monster difference?" It was very obviously better, but what they didn't tell you was that the Monster side was HDMI, the non Monster side was RCA or svideo. Or if both displays were hdmi, the tv settings weren't the same.


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 01:14 PM

Because they have about a 400% markup on their prices. Go with monoprice.com. They have better cables for a lower price.


I tihnk you missed a copy zeros on that percentage :lol:

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 03:47 PM

I can also recommend Monoprice. Lots better ways to spend an A/V hardware budget than expensive cables.

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#77 OFFLINE   electrober6

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 08:13 PM

I used the cables that came in the box. They work great.


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 08:18 PM

How does a "better quality" HDMI cable deliver a better 0 or 1? Is the 0 more round with Monster cable, the 1 more straight? I always enjoy the arguments from uneducated consumers around HDMI cables. Maybe the better quality ones are more durable, or they have better shielding, but no one will ever convince me that a Monster cable brand can do better than a equivalent Monoprice cable. Gauge is gauge, jacket is jacket. Go with a decent gauge Monoprice cable and never look back.


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 08:39 PM

How does a "better quality" HDMI cable deliver a better 0 or 1? Is the 0 more round with Monster cable, the 1 more straight? I always enjoy the arguments from uneducated consumers around HDMI cables. Maybe the better quality ones are more durable, or they have better shielding, but no one will ever convince me that a Monster cable brand can do better than a equivalent Monoprice cable. Gauge is gauge, jacket is jacket. Go with a decent gauge Monoprice cable and never look back.


Well, if you match them up with digital speakers, on digital speaker stands and have an all digital coffee table, you can almost hear the difference!!:eek2:
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#80 OFFLINE   Jeremy W

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 11:55 PM

How does a "better quality" HDMI cable deliver a better 0 or 1? Is the 0 more round with Monster cable, the 1 more straight?

They're not rounder or straighter. They're shinier.




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